Our Services

We help community based renewable energy co-operatives at every stage of their development:

  • guiding them through the legal process of setting up a co-operative
  • advising them on their dealings with state agencies, the SEAI, local councils, the Departments of Environment and of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
  • introducing them to our network of co-operatives where they can learn from best practice examples
  • helping them communicate their message locally and nationally.

What services can we offer your community group?

We will assist you in your establishment as a legal co-op and provide you with the following services:

 

  •  Information on the legal requirements and benefits of creating a co-op.
  •  Access to relevant information concerning grants etc. from organisations such as Enterprise Ireland and SEAI.
  • Access to a rapidly growing network of renewable energy co-operatives.
  • Help with to deal with local and national level policy makers.
  • Advice on the renewable energy technologies best suited to your projects.

Our fees for these services:

Establishing a viable energy co-operative is a complex and time-consuming enterprise. A lot of crucial preparatory work must be done legally, and within your locality and the wider community. Many co-operatives become bogged-down in this work and fail to reach their full potential. ECI has wide experience in this area and thus can assist you in establishing your co-op efficiently, putting it on a firm foundation.

Fees for our services range from a once off fee of €1,900 for an associate membership that includes full establishment and registration to an initial €3,500 for full membership with access to our network of partner co-ops and our experienced technical, media, communications and legal team.

please contact us at: 0866784063

or email us at info@energyco-ops.ie.